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Guide to Glowing Summer Skin

If you’re like me, I have always maintained strict morning and nighttime skincare routines for my face, but never really implemented the same consistency for my body, up until the last year! I use this gentle, yet super effective exfoliator on my face 3 times per week, but it never seemed to click that the rest of my body needs the same type of attention! I’m sharing my top tips for Glowing Summer Skin from head to toe, to be beach or poolside ready at any time!

Exfoliate

Dry Brushing – I dry brush everyday before jumping in the shower! It exfoliates dead skin, reduces cellulite, and stimulates the lymphatic system to remove toxins

Body Scrub – I exfoliate with this Smoothing Body Scrub every other day, that softens and has anti-aging properties!

Moisturize

Body Oil – This body oil is a dream! Not only does is smell heavenly, it illuminates, moisturizes with anti-aging & antioxidant benefits & can multitask as shave oil, bath oil or a scalp treatment!

Golden Glow – I just ordered this shimmery version of my coveted body oil, that gives a sun kissed glow from head to toe!

Color

Self Tanner – I’ve used numerous brands of self tanner over the years, but this one takes the cake! It’s streak-free, non-transferring, fast drying and smells amazing! I can spritz on and rub in and throw on pjs and wake up with a Summer Glow!

Protect

Body – I made the mistake of skipping SPF in my teens & early 20s, but now I won’t leave the house without it! My favorite lightweight, chemical-free products are this lusciously smelling one, and this anti-aging protectant!

Face – I’m not a fan of pore-clogging SPFs on my face, so I use this Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer or this Foundation that have mechanical shields to protect from UVA & UVB rays every single day!

Hydrate

Drink up! – Not only does it help to clear skin, but it also helps to prevent dark circles, and plump up wrinkles to make them less visible!

A New Routine


This week, I was given the green light to resume workouts, and I could not be more ecstatic. I just feel better when I’m  working out daily, and I have never been more motivated to get back in shape. 

When I’m working out daily, I tend to stick to all other routines more consistently, like my weekly beauty mask. Since I’m feeling like a new person this week, I decided to switch up my usual mask routine with something new

 Lately, I don’t attempt anything without multitasking, as I applied a layer and went on to wash bottles and load up the sertilizer. By the time I was finished, the mask had already dried and was ready to rinse off. The fact that it is quick-drying, makes it so much more seseptable for me to use. 

Curious to see how well it “pulled the gunk out of my pores” since it isn’t a peel off mask, I rinsed my face with warm water and was left completely amazed. It wiped my pores clean. I was so impressed with the facial-like results (without the inflammation) that I couldn’t wait to use it again, and feel like my face is clearer than ever. It’s seriously a game changing beauty product. 

My Skincare Routine

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When choosing my skincare, I’m always extremely careful. Given the wrong product and my skin goes haywire. I have combination skin, and have tried pretty much every brand high and low to figure out what suits it best. Acne products are something I’ve always steered clear of because of over-drying my skin in the past. When ready for a change, after getting in a skin rut, I decided to try Boscia’s Clear Complexion line. It’s made for all skin types, including sensitive, and created to neutralize blemish-causing bacteria. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances.

After starting the simple skin regimen 8 months ago, I haven’t seen a single blemish! My combination skin isn’t dry or oily, it feels “normal” for once being completely blemish-free.

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The soft gel cleanser goes on smooth and eliminates every stitch of makeup. It unclogs and purifies pores, by gently exfoliating and helps diminish dark spots from previous breakouts.

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The tonic spray is alcohol-free and has a fresh botanical smell. It relieves dryness and leaves skin soft and supple.

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The moisturizer is extremely light-weight, yet improves skin elasticity and hydration, making it perfect for year-round use.Boscia | TheSubtleStatement.com

The clear complexion treatment only takes one pump and absorbs into skin quickly. The willowherb helps alleviate skin inflammation and diminish visible redness.

It feels great to have finally have found a skincare line that works best for my skin. Not only are the full sized products great, airplane-friendly versions in the travel kit has made traveling much easier! Sign up using your email on Boscia.com to receive 10% off of your order!

**Product courtesy of Boscia. Opinions and content are all my own.

Retinol Review

Retinol Review {The Subtle Statement}

I recently swapped my night time moisturizer for an age-fighting retinol. The benefits of retinol creams are endless, including acne fighting properties, and skin plumping actions. I began using Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I use it in combination with my favorite Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence’ Bright Regenerator Concentrate. I haven’t experienced fine lines yet, but I began using a retinol for it’s many other benefits, and I couldn’t be happier with the glowing properties it’s given my skin. My skin is clearer, softer and my pores appear smaller. While some retinol creams may be harsh, this one leaves my sensitive skin irritation-free.

Get a Winter Glow

Get a Winter Glow

Body Brush | Body Scrub | Moisturizing Body Wash | Body Oil & Baby Oil Gel | Subtle Self-Tanner

Winter weather doesn’t reap the best benefits for my skin, so switching up my skincare routine is essential. Keeping skin exfoliated, and well-hydrated is key to a polished Winter glow. Dry brushing with a body brush before showering has countless benefits, including increasing circulation and sloughing away dead skin cells. Using an exfoliating body scrub twice a week, as well as a hydrating body wash will eliminate dryness. Seal in the moisture by applying a body oil, and/or a baby oil gel on damp skin (I like using both.) To add a hint of subtle color, use a buildable self-tanning lotion. The Q-10 properties in this one give skin added moisture.

The Mask Appeal

When it comes to facial masks, these three are life changers. Being the beauty junkie that I am, I always research reviews to find which have worked best and a good fit for my skin type. The Oxygen Peel is by far the most effective product I’ve tried (after just one use!). After a rare breakout, this product cleared my skin up in three days. Absolutely amazing for scarring and dark spots, also. The Super Collagen Mask is a product I can’t live without. I use it twice a week, and always see improvements as a result. I’ve recommended each to friends and family. The Cucumber Tonic Mask is great for balancing combination skin, and preventing blackheads. I love the soft, healthy glow it gives my skin.

  • Philosophy The Oxygen Peel – Clarity for breakouts, pore tightening, brightening for scarring or dark spots
  • Super Collagen Mask  – Anti-aging, improves fine lines, improves skin’s appearance, texture, and smoothness
  • Cucumber Tonic Mask – Great for combination skin, helps with breakouts and blackheads, softens skin